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After Incarceration, a Changed Man Finds Freedom in His Tiny House

Josh spent a large portion of his life in the cycle of incarceration, when he finally broke the cycle he build a house and hit the road..Josh downsized and built himself a roadworthy Tiny House for under $10,000. He is now happier than ever, traveling the country and working as an onsite carpenter.

image credit: Dylan Magaster 

I spent the first 38 years of my life accumulating stuff, copious amounts of stuff, and not really experiencing anything. Grinding daily in a cyclonic routine. My efforts for years resulted in the corporate world getting richer by the second as I struggled to make enough to cover bills.via (artisanjosh).

image credit: Dylan Magaster 

Picking up a National Geographic, and flipping through the pages….wishing beyond words that I could be there to experience it, real life, in the flesh…. instead of through the pages of a magazine. So I sold it. All of it…house, car, business, furniture, personals, everything.


I speak highly of my house, and being on the road, but even more impressive than anything I’ve accomplished, is what the tiny house community has GIVEN me: A Family. A Happy Family.

Those I’ve met on my travels, are by far the most sincere, sociable, eclectic, personable, intelligent, passionate, and motivated people I have ever met in my entire life. Living in a tiny house has more than exceeded my expectations. It is the people behind the tiny house movement, and community, that provide me a daily inspiration.